Dollars and Sense

How to Save Money on Groceries
I’m not talking about going the extreme coupon route here. I’m talking about real world every day people kind of saving money. It takes a little bit of extra time, but it’s totally worth it.
How to Protect Your Identity
Thanks to the Target data breach, many of us may be worried about who has our information and what they’re going to do with it. Here are a few ways we can protect ourselves against identity theft.
Resolutions You Can Stick To
Most of us look at new year's resolutions as a "to do list" for the first two weeks of January and then we eat a cookie and say "to hell with it". Well, from the queen of failed resolutions, here are some resolutions that we can actually stick to.
What to Buy in January
If you still have money left over after Christmas, or your Christmas money is burning a hole in your pocket, here are a few things you should be buying before the end of the month.
How to Save Energy at Christmas
The lights, the oven, the guests. Your house is a busy place at Christmas time and with all of the activity can come a higher energy bill. Here are a few smart ways to save some energy, and in turn money on your electric bill.
Great Gifts Under $20
If you don’t have a ton of cash to throw around for presents, you’re not alone. If you don’t just want to give another gift card, you’re not alone. Here are a few creative gifts under $20 that look way more expensive than they really ar…
How to Save Money Online
You know I'm all about doing as much stuff online as I can. Sometimes it's just faster and easier and now it can save us money!
How to Avoid Online Shopping Scams
The holiday shopping season is upon us and I don't like going to crowded stores with rude associates and empty shelves. I like staying inside where it's warm and shopping online. Here are a few online shopping scams to watch out for and how to avoid them.
Ways to Shop Smarter
If you're getting a jump on your Christmas shopping, here are a few ways to shop smarter and keep the cash in your pocket.
Are Generics Just as Good? (Part Two)
I love cereal. It has always been one of my favorite foods. I did an experiment in high school with generic versus national brand breakfast cereals and posed the question of would we really know the difference in taste if we didn’t see the label first? Sometimes we could and sometime…

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